Not to be a wet blanket, but I'm going to be a wet blanket.
The one thing no one in this discussion has considered is the licensing and rights issue. Who actually owns Raw Materials?
As a writer myself, I promise you that just because Larry was paid for the comic does NOT mean he signed over his rights. Then again, he may have. The contract between Larry and SCC (or RedGate or whomever) might actually not allow for e-books, posters, etc.
While it's great to make suggestions about this sort of thing, you can throw out numbers all day without them being remotely realistic. You're assuming a volume of purchases that you can't substantiate with previous data. As a writer, I know how it works. You get X number of people promising to purchase a product, but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, nada happens. Nothing sells. And there's a whole complicated legal wrangle to go through before you get to that point.
I think that these possibilities should definitely be explored. I'm just saying, don't be surprised if they're not acted upon because of all the work and money that would have to be expended first. Especially if the ONLY reason Raw Materials was contracted was to get more users to SCC.com and not to actually make money off it.
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